WOODLAND HEIGHTS RENOVATION/ADDITION, HOUSTON, TX. - 2006
Published: Luxury Home Quarterly- March 2011
This modest single story bungalow on a small lot in the historic Woodland Heights was renovated end to end with a new addition at the rear of the property. The new modern kitchen opens on to the new living addition with adjoining exterior deck that takes full advantage of the remaining yard. Due to the homes height above grade, the kitchen steps down into the new living space and again at the exterior deck, easing the transition as you enter and exit. The new living area is open to the exterior with large sliding glass panels while the structural wood beams within the cathedral ceiling lower the height and acknowledge ornamental ceiling beams in the original house. This new structure is designed around an existing tree that shades the deck and draws the landscape into the space.
A new master bath is carved out of an existing bedroom on the back of the home. New bath fixtures are carefully located in proximity to the existing windows which remain in place. Original elements of the home including the masonry chimney and shiplap ceiling (kitchen) are left in place and exposed for historical reference while also providing interesting contrast with new construction.